About This Degree
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Public administration is an increasingly popular and exciting field that calls upon people that are interested in being a part of the widespread public service field.
This curriculum is designed to provide students with the first two years of an academic program specializing in preparing students for careers working around public policy and its implementation in different areas. The most prominent application of this degree program is within civil service at the local, state, or government levels.
The Public Administration field has a wide variety of career options from budget analysis and management to policy development and enforcement. Public administration specialists can also assist with political agendas or even managing large teams that focus on environmental policies, health care policies, or city/neighborhood planning.
On the business side of public administration, graduates even have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in management positions or specific sectors within an organization, such as marketing, human resources, training, or overseeing company functions for regulation adherence.
The VU Advantage
- Free tutorial assistance
- Self-paced learning modules
- Review materials for tests
- Audio and video tapes
- A computer lab